A change of pace
China is developing on many levels at an unparalleled pace. Buildings are raised in a matter of days, neighborhoods created in months, technology startups litter the airwaves. However, as quickly as a new shop or restaurant appears it can disappear, nothing seems fixed; there is a constant ebb and flow of construction and development. Architects from around the world are lured in by attractive contracts to design the newest and most ingenious buildings.
The bicycles of yesteryear have been replaced in the major cities by the electric bike in an attempt to speed-up travel without the noise and pollution of motorbikes. This has only been somewhat successful since the rapidly growing middle class has chosen the car as its transportation of choice.
Without a doubt, the younger generation is leading the technological charge across the country, effortlessly adapting their skills as they go, while the older generation works hard to keep up with the changes, especially in China’s urban centers.
Technology hardware, however, is discarded as quickly as it’s adopted, but often collected and reused by others who are not as fortunate to be able to afford the ‘lastest’ models – recycling in its most natural form.